Revolution #290, January 6, 2013      Click for current front and back page

In 2013: BA Everywhere...

Imagine the Difference It Could Make!

This year, as horror upon horror pile up all over the world... as the web of life itself comes under increasing and unceasing stress... a different voice, posing a real alternative—a real revolution—can and must ring out.

It is up to you to make it happen.

 ANNOUNCING new work from Bob Avakian

Michael Slate interviews

Bob Avakian

This five-part interview will begin airing on KPFK (Los Angeles) January 11, 10 a.m. Pacific Time.



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Film of a new talk by BA to debut in February 2013

This six-and-a-half hour speech given in the fall of 2012 is a clarion call to confront the depth of horrors perpetrated by this system and to settle for nothing less than real revolution in today's world.

Abortion: Stigmatized and Endangered

Time for Massive, Uncompromising Struggle

The stark reality is that despite its formal legality, abortion is more stigmatized, more dangerous to provide, and more difficult to access than at any time in the last 40 years. If we do not reverse this trajectory soon—very soon—we will lose this right and condemn future generations of women and girls to forced motherhood, to lives of open enslavement, terror, and life-crushing shame.

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Women in 2012: The Horrible Fate of Half of Humanity Under Capitalism-Imperialism

Mexico City protest in support of abortion rights
Photo: AP

The capitalist system which has engulfed the entire world... the system of imperialism that turns everything and everyone into a commodity... this system has created a situation where all over the world, half of the population is systematically denied their humanity.

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WHAT HUMANITY NEEDS: Revolution, and the New Synthesis of Communism

An Interview with Bob Avakian

From the sections "A Champion of the 'Free World': A Mass Murderer on a Horrific Scale" and "Radically Different Systems: Radically Different Outlooks and Objectives, Radically Different Results"

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 Also in this issue

Justice for Jamaal Moore!
Jail the Killer Cops!

It's Great that People Stood up to the Police! Drop All the Charges!

This Shit Must End!!
And WE Must End it!!

Statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party, Chicago.

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Jamaal Moore

Martin Niemöller's Bitter Lesson For the Movement Today

This article helps speak to a very important question: What kind of standards will set the terms in the movement against the repression that has in fact been ratcheted up by Obama?

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“ life is not mines, it [belongs to] the people that suffer…”

My name is XXX and Im a 22 year old Mexican. I’ve been incarcerated since the age of 15. It seems like from the begining of my life I was destined to hardship.

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Scenes from BA Everywhere

Brief snapshots from the multi-faceted campaign to raise big money to project BA's voice and works into all corners of society.

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From the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund


to Help Get Revolution and BAsics into Prisons

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New and Breaking News...

Michael Slate Interviews

This 5-part interview will begin airing on KPFK (Los Angeles, 90.7 FM), on Friday, January 11, 10–11 a.m. Listen live at

65 reasons to sustain Revolution and

In the month of November, people from 65 countries visited the English and Spanish language versions of Think about the impact of people around the world reading, sharing, and spreading the content of Now think about what a disaster it would be if the "lights went out" on around the world.

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January 2013

Rise Up for Abortion Rights On the 40th Anniversary of
Roe v. Wade

Jan 21-26: Week of Action—Washington, DC and San Francisco

Abortion and birth control are fundamental rights. Forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement. And if women—half of humanity—are not free, then no one is free.

January 22, 2013 will mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion. Yet today, abortion is more stigmatized, more dangerous to provide, and more difficult to access than at any time in the last 40 years.


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A Very Important Polemic in Support of BA's New Synthesis of Communism

"The New Synthesis of Communism and the Residues of the Past," by the Revolutionary Communist Organization (OCR), Mexico



In a world that cries out for fundamental change…

On the History of and Prospects for Communist Revolution


April 15, 2013 New York City

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